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JeepandMud 07-17-2013 01:13 PM

JKS Disconnects
 
I'm going to be installing these hopefully by the end of the week. I've looked at their install directions and am wondering if I need everything on the list for a 2000. I understand TJ's vary with the 2006-2007 years, but any advice before I start? Here's the list of items I will need according to the directions:

Metric/Standard Socket Wrench Set
17mm and 3/4 socket
Torque Wrench
Tie Rod End Remover *
6mm Allen Head Socket
6mm Allen Wrench
1/4" Allen Wrench *
15/16 Open-End Wrench
#1 Philips Screwdriver or Small Punch
F Drill Bit (0.257 equiv.) *
5/16 x 18TPI Tap *
Angle Measuring Tool
Grease Gun with Zerk Fitting Coupler
Wheel Bearing Grease

The asterisks mean tools that are not required for some applications.

Thank you all

Neal5280 07-17-2013 10:42 PM

My only suggestion is to step up your drill bit for the post one size and use loctite. Other than that it took about 45 min to do everything as long as you get the old links out easily. Use the tie rod end puller it makes life a lot easier. Make sure to adjust properly per the instructions or you may get vibes in the front end at speed. The jam nut on the discos is 1" just FYI. Level ground makes things a lot easier when you are buttoning everything up. Take your time and everything should go pretty easy.

Water Dog 07-18-2013 09:36 AM

Unless you already have one, or have a machine shop supply nearby, you're going to have trouble finding an "F" drill bit. Just use a 9/32". It's used to tap 5/16" threads in the frame for the storage pins. IIRC, I think the bottom of the oem sway bar links may have Torx bolt heads...not sure.

JeepandMud 07-18-2013 12:57 PM

My other question is, how much would be 40 ft-lb of torque using a torque wrench?

Neil F. 07-18-2013 02:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JeepandMud (Post 3976412)
My other question is, how much would be 40 ft-lb of torque using a torque wrench?


????????????????? the torque wrench has dial setting or cheaper ones just have an indicator

Water Dog 07-18-2013 02:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JeepandMud (Post 3976412)
My other question is, how much would be 40 ft-lb of torque using a torque wrench?

Huh?? 40ftlbs
Is this a who's buried in Grants tomb question???:D

lynn 07-18-2013 02:38 PM

If you are not familiar with torque wrench operation, a click-style torque wrench must be set to a desired setting (40 ft/lbs) before use by turning the lower handle and reading the graduation marks. Once set, the wrench will "click" internally when the torque value is reached, telling you to stop.
Important: Return scale to zero after use.

A beam-type torque wrench has a needle attached to a beam, and a scale. The needle moves in relation to the scale with force applied. Watch needle, stop at 40 ft/lbs.

Both wrench types usually have ft/lb scale and N/m scale. Be sure you are reading the correct scale.


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